Someone tells you that Obama has invited Omar Mateen‘s father to the White House. If you’re like me, you don’t even bother checking the news, as it’s all too believable. What if you’re very much not like me? Here is a chance to execute a perfectly timed Caldwellian tai otoshi. You get to call me both a racist for insinuating something so horrifyingly insensitive about our First Black President and an Islamophobe for suggesting that there is anything at all wrong with having Seddique Mateen over at the White House (or in the country, for that matter).
[All right, I looked it up. Mateen Sr. had been over at the White House before — not after — his son had distinguished himself.]